Bob Dylan, Neil Young to Headline London Concert

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Bob Dylan and Neil Young will headline an outdoor concert in London on July 12, 2019. In recent years, the British Summer Time series in London’s Hyde Park has presented concerts by such classic rock stars as Eric Clapton, The Who, Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Carole King and more.

The Dylan-Young concert is the series’ first to be announced for 2019. Tickets for the general public go on sale on Friday, Nov. 30 here.

The Nov. 27 announcement describes the event as “one historic night.” Young, who turned 73 on Nov. 12, will perform with the band he has frequently toured with in recent years, Promise of the Real, which is led by Lukas Nelson, Willie’s son.

Related: Our review of Young at 2016’s Desert Trip

Young and friend on stage at New York’s Madison Square Garden for Dylan’s 30th anniversary concert in 1992

Additional acts will be added to the bill. The BST announcement notes: “Considered the greatest songwriters of their generation, their contribution to the history of rock music puts them above even their most legendary peers.”

Dylan, whose 2018 U.S. tour ends on Dec. 3 in Philadelphia, has also booked concerts in Europe, to precede the London BST event. The Bard turned 77 on May 24.

Other rock legends to recently headline the British Summer Time series are Roger Waters and Phil Collins.

Related: Our recap of Clapton’s 2018 Hyde Park headlining concert, with Steve Winwood and Santana

Time to get your passports ready.

Bob Dylan 2019 Tour Dates (Tickets here and here)
Jun 21 – Bergen, Norway – Koengen
Jun 24 – Helsinki, Finland – Hartwall Arena
Jun 26 – Stockholm, Sweden – Ericsson Globe
Jun 28 – Gothenberg, Sweden – Scandinavium
Jun 29 – Oslo, Norway – Spektrum
Jul 10 – Stuttgart, Germany – Jazzopen
Jul 12 – London, U.K. – BST Hyde Park

Related: Listings for 100s of classic rock tours

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